There’s no denying how much much time and effort goes into quality music production, especially if you are blending both digital formats and classical instrumentation. Think that’s a work load? Try performing it live, all at once. Then you will know just what LA duo Ready Never is all about.
With the amount of things lead Benny Ed can handle at once, you would think he’s got three sets of arms. Benny – no joke – plays bass, synth keys, foot synth, and DJ gear harmoniously all at once. Oh, and did we forget to mention he sings lead vocals too? But don’t count other band member Clinton Karcher out, he’s got all fours in gear playing live drums. Now that you get the picture, it’s understandable as to why Ready Never classify themselves as EDM rock; They definitely know how to put on a show.
“We wanted to write songs and make electronic dance music. But we
wanted to be able to perform the music, not just play it back; which
is what makes our live sound quite different from our studio sound.” – Ready Never
Their latest album, Eleutherophobia, which means fear of freedom, is very telling of what’s inside the music. With so much focus on the ever-rising trend of electronic music production and a fading out of traditional methods, it’s great to see artists like Ready Never incorporating what works best for them – the freedom to use all of it. With as much energy as Ben and Clinton exert in one show, you can bet the crowd is right there with them. And with thought-provoking, satirical and at times hilariously creative writing in the lyrics, we may soon rank Ready Never right up there with Modest Mouse and Red Hot Chili Peppers. So go and be free, dear listener; and dare to meld two of the wildest musical worlds into one.
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